News Category: Linux Kernel

Linux Then, and Why You Should Learn It Now

The booming popularity of Linux happened around the same time as the rise of the web. The server world, once proprietary, eventually fell in love with Linux just the same way networking did. But for years after it began growing in popularity, it remained in the background. It powered some of the...
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Part of the ongoing Linux development work involves hardening the kernel against attack.

Linux Kernel Developer: Kees Cook

Security is paramount these days for any computer system, including those running on Linux. Thus, part of the ongoing Linux development work involves hardening the kernel against attack, according to the recent Linux Kernel Development Report. Here, Kees Cook, Software Engineer at Google, answers a...
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Linux Kernel 4.15 Gets a Slightly Bigger Second RC, Linus Torvalds Isn't Worried

The development cycle of the upcoming Linux 4.15 kernel continues with the second Release Candidate, which was announced this past weekend by Linus Torvalds.  Linus Torvalds kicked off the development of Linux kernel 4.15 last week when he announced the first Release Candidate milestone, which...
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Long-Term Linux Support Future Clarified

In October 2017, the Linux kernel team agreed to extend the next version of Linux's Long Term Support (LTS) from two years to six years, Linux 4.14. This helps Android, embedded Linux, and Linux Internet of Things (IoT) developers. But this move did not mean all future Linux LTS versions will have...
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Linux Kernel Developer: Mauro Carvalho Chehab

According to the recent Linux Kernel Development Report, the Linux operating system runs 90 percent of the public cloud workload, has 62 percent of the embedded market share, and 100 percent of the TOP500 supercomputers. It also runs 82 percent of the world’s smartphones and nine of the top ten...
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Linux kernel 4.14 is here! It's the 2017 Long-Term Stable (LTS) release of the kernel and will be supported for about two years.

LTS Linux Kernel 4.14: No Regressions

Linus Torvalds released version 4.14 of the Linux kernel on Sunday, Nov. 12 -- which was a week later than expected. The delay was due to some reverts that would have made the projected Nov. 5 release too early. One of the unsettling reverts was regarding an AppArmor patch that was causing a...
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Linux Kernel 3.10 Reached End of Life, Users Are Urged to Move to Linux 4.4 LTS

Linux kernel maintainer Willy Tarreau announced that the Linux 3.10 kernel series reached end of life and it will no longer receive maintenance updates that patch critical security vulnerabilities. The end of life was reached this past weekend with the release of Linux kernel 3.10.108, which is the...
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Read about featured Linux kernel developers in the latest Linux Kernel Development Report.

Linux Kernel Developer: Laura Abbott

The recent Linux Kernel Development Report released by The Linux Foundation, included information about several featured Linux kernel developers. According to the report, roughly 15,600 developers from more than 1,400 companies have contributed to the Linux kernel since 2005, when the adoption of...
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Linux Kernel 4.14 LTS Delayed for November 12 as Linus Torvalds Announces 8th RC

Sad news today for those who have hoped to upgrade their GNU/Linux distributions to Linux kernel 4.14 LTS as Linus Torvalds announced a few moments ago the availability for testing of the eighth and last Release Candidate of the next long-term supported Linux kernel series, supported for the next...
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Watch the recorded keynotes and technical sessions from OS Summit and ELC Europe.

Watch Keynote Videos from OS Summit and ELC Europe 2017 Including a Conversation with Linus Torvalds

If you weren’t able to attend Open Source Summit and Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) Europe last week, don’t worry! We’ve recorded keynote presentations from both events and all the technical sessions from ELC Europe to share with you here. Check out the on-stage conversation with Linus Torvalds...
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